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Happy Father's Day from QuintEvents!

Niala Samnarine

By Niala Samnarine

June 6, 2014

A role-model, super hero, adventurer, chef, provider, bug-remover, toilet bowl unclog-ger, karaoke partner, loyal (to the point of crazed) sports fan, loud-snorer, secret-keeper, and any other titles you can think of… I’m talking about Dad! (Thank you for saving my life from that vicious ladybug, Pops!)

Father’s Day is less than a week away, and while every day should be a celebration for the fathers or father-figures in our lives, it’s nice to dedicate a whole day especially to these wonderful people.

At QuintEvents, we’ve got loads of love for Dads and in honor of these amazing people we thought we’d dish a little on our Dads. Enjoy!

Best Advice From Dad

Don’t go away mad, just go away

Lindsay Hunt - Senior Designe

Be home by the time that sun sets… [trust me, this was great advice, at times, not heeded. Pretty much works for any situation though] 
Lara Carson - Vice President of Marketing

Never quit your job until you have another one!
Kim Lankford - VP of Operations

Well you’re breathing, so today obviously wasn’t TOO bad.
Tiffany Doolittle - Business Development Manager

If a girl is faster than you grab her shorts. Don’t ever settle. You can always do and be better.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Pick and choose your battles.
Jaclyn Harris - Inbound Marketing Coordinator

If you leave the field clean you didn’t play hard enough.
If you want something done right, do it yourself.
Arlene Grant - Web Developer

Learn to hit a curve ball. 
Always remember people may forget what you said, people may forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. 
Kellie Canosa - Junior Inbound Marketing Coordinator

One of his favorite sayings was “ anything worth having is worth working for, and if you don’t work for it you will not value it.”
Brian Learst - C.E.O.

When something bothered me, he always said, “build a bridge and get over it.” Simple, but very useful throughout my life to not let anything get to me for too long.
Matt Cullen - Director of Marketing & Business Development

Hard to pick just one piece of advice, but he always encouraged me to do my best, trust my gut and live courageously. One of his favorite quotes is “It’s better to wear out than to rust out!”To recognize the value of work life balance, reminding me that you don't live to work, you work to live. Also: Mo' money, mo' problems--still not sure I agree with this one. Love you Dad! 
Niala Samnarine - Inbound Marketing Coordinator

Loren Hebel-Osborne - Event Sales Specialist 

Worst Advice From Dad

Worse advice by a Dad (by me last fall) – my daughter collides with first baseman for a single, but is in a lot of pain. We pinch run for her and she sits on the bench icing her wrist and turning pale. She comes up again in the last inning with bases loaded and we can’t sub for her. If she doesn’t bat we lose with an automatic out, so I tell her to bunt lefty as she can’t move her arm. She never batted lefty before, but bunts lefty and beats out the throw and we win! Then she proceeds to go with my wife to urgent care. She comes back with a cast on her broken wrist to see us win the tournament.
Tom Perillo - C.F.O

Why Our Dads are Awesome

My mom loves to prank people so she ended up hiding in my parents bedroom behind the door. I was in my room across the hall and heard my dad come in and as usual, walk upstairs to get out of his work clothes. All the sudden I heard a yell and a loud thud.. ran out in the hall to see my mom flat on her back because apparently my mom jumped out in a mask in their dark room so my dad socked her right in the chest as she jumped out.. She was crying and laughing at the same time and my dad probably said he was sorry about 20 times in those two minutes.

So.. I guess my dad is awesome because he has great reflexes.
Steve Ellis - Sales Executive

Traveled for weeks at a time, but rarely missed a soccer game or major life accomplishment!
Arlene Grant - Web Developer

My Dad was awesome because he sacrificed basically his entire life to make sure his kids had a better life than he did. He was a man of very few words, but his actions spoke much louder than any words could. Although he is in heaven now, I think about him often and all of the life lessons I learned from him. I am very thankful for the parents I was blessed with.
Brian Learst - C.E.O

I remember my dad telling me I had to be more responsible because I was getting a new little brother…..still working on it.
Anthony Flint - Sales Executive

So many qualities to choose from, but he’s honest, hard-working, loving, and observant of details. He experiences and remembers details of events, moments, meals, and people in their full-color, wholeness, and richness.

Loren Hebel Osborne - Event Sales Specialist 

Both of my parents worked when I grew up, so they were always working throughout the day or traveling for business. Somehow, however, I always remember my Dad being at every game, practice, or event when I was growing up. It’s something I may have taken for granted when I was young, but now that I am a father, it's something I will always do for my son.
Matt Cullen - Director of Marketing & Business Development

He devoted his life to serving this great country, and as a retired Navy Captain, founded and runs a non-profit Search & Rescue in Maryland CalvertK9Search where he and his team of amazing volunteers and superior dogs are on call 24/7 to save lives.
Lara Carson - Vice President of Marketing

Best Dad Jokes

On being short, “Hey, as long as both feet touch the ground, you’ll be fine!”
Matt Cullen - Director of Marketing & Business Development

So my dad says, “Hey Mark, a man and his pet giraffe walk into a bar and have a few drinks. As the night goes on they get pretty drunk. The giraffe finally passes out near the pool tables and the man decides to go home. The bartender yells, “Hey man, youre not gonna leave that lyin’ here, are ya?” The man says, “That’s not a lion, it’s a giraffe.”

General Tso’s chicken from Asian King…$7. Drink…$1. Getting home and realizing Asian King forgot to give you one of your containers?...rice less
Mark Rhodes - Marketing Design & Development

Best dad joke…or rather, what dad finds humorous:
Scenario: small child is terrified of porcelain dolls after watching a Twilight Zone episode where murderous dolls come to life after the lights go down…small child is asked to clean her room..naturally, small child stuffs everything in closet…father comes to check work, opens closet, loads of toys and clothes spill out…porcelain doll falls off top of heap and breaks its hand off….father looks at child in disappointed fashion. Later that night, small child lays her head down for the evening to go to bed, nestles up to most comfortable pillow and stretches arms underneath, followed by a scream and many tears. Mother comes rushing in, attempting to discern incoherent ramblings of child speaking in tongues about murderous dolls and holding what appears to be a tiny porcelain hand…father comes in moments later and surveys the scene, and begins laughing… lessons learned here, clean your room correctly or have your father torment you with the idea that murderous dolls do, in fact, come alive to exact revenge after careless cleaning results in a broken appendage.
Lara Carson - Vice President of Marketing

He is a fan of the corny joke so there is never a “best joke” per se …. Punch lines are always followed by the obligatory groan or eye roll. So here’s a random one that he would tell: “What did the baby corn say to the mama corn – where’s pop corn.
Loren Hebel-Osborne - Event Sales Specialist

For the Man Who Has Everything

We get bombarded at this time of year with deals for dad, buying the next best fishing pole, or the biggest TV. Sure, Dad loves getting showered with material gifts, but from the stories, jokes and advice above, none of these memories are of stuff, they're of experiences.

So this year, get dad something he'll remember. Help him check an item off his bucket list and present him with the gift of a sports experience. Whether Dad is an avid football fan, a basketball buff, a Kentucky Derby die hard, racing fanatic or just a sports fan in general, give him a gift that he will create memories that you can share together for many Father's Days to come. 


Give Dad the Gift of an Experience